Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself. Written by
Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine. [Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
This was the first major movie for actress Rachel Ward
who had previously only worked in television and on one smaller film, Night School
(1981). See more
When Billy Score shoots his first victims his gun has a silencer mounted on the barrel. We still hear "boom, boom" anyway. One shot is even heard from a POV outside the apartment where the killings are occurring. See more
Sharky, I hit his ass. He's got four bullets in him, and the fucker won't go down!
Maybe he knows more about Zen than we do!
Referenced in Reynolds City
Love Theme from Sharky's Machine
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
by Cliff Crofford
(as C. Crofford), John Durrill
(as J. Durrill), Bobby Troup
(as B. Troup) & Snuff Garrett
(as S. Garrett) See more